The Polo Thread

The latest purchase: a William Lockie polo jumper in fine Loro Piana merino wool.

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The colour is quite different, it's a purple.
 
Have never purchased from them (ridiculous shipping costs) but Percival has some stuff on sale:


Also having an instore sale with deep discounts for anyone in London.
 
The RL Earth Polo's after a couple of washes get some pilling. Once you shave them off, you don't get it again.

I've got the bright red one on today and it's 1978 New York Izod art rock vibe.

It's a good look if you've got the physique for the RL Custom Slim Fit. If you're hiding a beer or pot belly you definitely need the Classic Fit. The current washed RL Classic Fit polos are mega by the wat, the pique fabric is thicker than the other polos and that explains the €169 price tag.
 
Three Kilgour polo's to add to the three I already own. I am moving soon, hopefully I will have a walk in wardrobe...

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The colour on the website...

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Definitely a difference in colour and vibe. I would wear the colour you got, but as it's not what you ordered, I would probably send it back too. I did that with a shirt that was red recently, but I ordered tomato, which was quite difference in colour on the website.

I've got some bright green polos on the way, I'll post on arrival.
 
I will post daylight photos when I wear it. I think it is the bright red I ordered. Internal lighting with flash does appear to make a large difference...
 
A bit of green action, in the Classic fit, a bit larger that the Custom Slim Fit, not quite the Original fit:

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Not colours I would normally pick, but sometimes it's good to get all the hues in a colour range. Which I've pretty much done now with RL polos.
 
A bit of green action, in the Classic fit, a bit larger that the Custom Slim Fit, not quite the Original fit:

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Not colours I would normally pick, but sometimes it's good to get all the hues in a colour range. Which I've pretty much done now with RL polos.
Wore the one on the right yesterday with the 1937 501's which are thoroughly broken in now. Very relaxed and casual look.

Noticed down at the Mall of The Netherlands, whilst picking-up my Indian takeaway, quite a few RL polos. The risk, as ever, is that you're wearing something that someone is also sporting in the exact same colour from the same brand. That is higher with RL than others, including Lacoste. That would be particularly naff, if you waiting in line and the guy next to you had the exact same polo and look.
 
Noticed down at the Mall of The Netherlands, whilst picking-up my Indian takeaway, quite a few RL polos. The risk, as ever, is that you're wearing something that someone is also sporting in the exact same colour from the same brand. That is higher with RL than others, including Lacoste. That would be particularly naff, if you waiting in line and the guy next to you had the exact same polo and look.

Levis + PRL, I mean, what are the chances? 🙄
 
Levis + PRL, I mean, what are the chances? 🙄
Being that the jeans are the reproduction of the Great Depression era 1937 501's with the cinch back, unlikely that would happen. But it could happen with mainstream brands.

Since I've bought those G-Star chinos, I've kept a look out and that brand is mega-popular here in the Netherlands. It's ubiquitous.
 
Being that the jeans are the reproduction of the Great Depression era 1937 501's with the cinch back, unlikely that would happen. But it could happen with mainstream brands.

A highly noticed and appreciated detail by the discerning crowds of The Mall of The Netherlands
 
A highly noticed and appreciated detail by the discerning crowds of The Mall of The Netherlands
Don't under estimate the super modern mall experience...you find out what it's like for all the expats in the Middle East. Except they do it every day for as long as they're working there.
 
Don't under estimate the super modern mall experience...you find out what it's like for all the expats in the Middle East. Except they do it every day for as long as they're working there.
Yes, I’ve been to the Middle East. And I’ve been to Westfield in Stratford. But I’m not going down this rabbit hole with you.
 
Yes, I’ve been to the Middle East. And I’ve been to Westfield in Stratford. But I’m not going down this rabbit hole with you.
Good for you, keep drinking the mushroom tea. There's no metaphysical rabbit holes here for you to go down, we're talking about polo shirts, mate. Thanks.
 
Being that the jeans are the reproduction of the Great Depression era 1937 501's with the cinch back, unlikely that would happen. But it could happen with mainstream brands.

Since I've bought those G-Star chinos, I've kept a look out and that brand is mega-popular here in the Netherlands. It's ubiquitous.
RRL denim is expensive mainstream. All RL is mainstream. Varying factories all over the globe. Mostly not in the US or Japan. Expensive mainstream compared to what you get from Japanese brands that aren't. Cinch back and all.
 
RRL denim is expensive mainstream. All RL is mainstream. Varying factories all over the globe. Mostly not in the US or Japan. Expensive mainstream compared to what you get from Japanese brands that aren't. Cinch back and all.

Not sure about RR denim specifically, but most of the line is China made, albeit decent quality.

Pimpy is talking about the Levis Vintage Clothing 501’s cinch back, which I think for the most part are Turkey made.
Levis used to manufacture the actual denim in North Carolina and assemble elsewhere, but not sure that’s the case anymore.

You can still find vintage ones that are California made with NC Cone Mills denim, although they are about 50% more expensive than the retail ones.



Regardless of cinch, I agree that Levis jeans + PRL polo is as mainstream as it gets, the ultimate suburban dad look.

When I think of non-mainstream denim I think of small Japanese producers - Momotaro, Studio D’artisan, etc
 
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Not sure about RR denim specifically, but most of the line is China made, albeit decent quality.

Pimpy is talking about the Levis Vintage Clothing 501’s cinch back, which I think for the most part are Turkey made.
Levis used to manufacture the actual denim in North Carolina and assemble elsewhere, but not sure that’s the case anymore.

You can still find vintage ones that are California made with NC Cone Mills denim, although they are about 50% more expensive than the retail ones.



Regardless of cinch, I agree that Levis jeans + PRL polo is as mainstream as it gets, the ultimate suburban dad look.

When I think of non-mainstream denim I think of small Japanese producers - Momotaro, Studio D’artisan, etc
Levi here were flogging the last remaining American denim material jeans on their website for €400++. That's a really pseuds game.

I'm interested in colour, contrast, quality of material, legacy (hell, yes!), or not if they're new, but most importantly silhouette.

It's nice to have something rare, articulate and refined, but sometimes something mass produced does the trick. And you don't have to make it look mainstream, or suburban dad. You can layer it, go off the map with colour which you can easily do with RL and Lacoste polos, etc, etc.

RRL denim is expensive mainstream. All RL is mainstream. Varying factories all over the globe. Mostly not in the US or Japan. Expensive mainstream compared to what you get from Japanese brands that aren't. Cinch back and all.
RRL is not mainstream over here, certainly not the western stuff. That's way off the map. The engineer and chore jackets I bought recently either, you wouldn't know what brand they were. And I've worn some of them with suitable T&A shirts with ease.

As a legacy brand, if you want the 501 vibe, why would you go to the original?
 
Not sure about RR denim specifically, but most of the line is China made, albeit decent quality.

Pimpy is talking about the Levis Vintage Clothing 501’s cinch back, which I think for the most part are Turkey made.
Levis used to manufacture the actual denim in North Carolina and assemble elsewhere, but not sure that’s the case anymore.

You can still find vintage ones that are California made with NC Cone Mills denim, although they are about 50% more expensive than the retail ones.



Regardless of cinch, I agree that Levis jeans + PRL polo is as mainstream as it gets, the ultimate suburban dad look.

When I think of non-mainstream denim I think of small Japanese producers - Momotaro, Studio D’artisan, etc
I agree. Regardless of the RL brand provenance, it is all mainstream. Levi’s LVC or LMC are mainstream too. Not bad denim but certainly over-rated. Pretending that RRL or LVC cinch back denim repro makes you knowledgeable about denim is a fool’s game.
 
Levi here were flogging the last remaining American denim material jeans on their website for €400++. That's a really pseuds game.

I'm interested in colour, contrast, quality of material, legacy (hell, yes!), or not if they're new, but most importantly silhouette.

It's nice to have something rare, articulate and refined, but sometimes something mass produced does the trick. And you don't have to make it look mainstream, or suburban dad. You can layer it, go off the map with colour which you can easily do with RL and Lacoste polos, etc, etc.


RRL is not mainstream over here, certainly not the western stuff. That's way off the map. The engineer and chore jackets I bought recently either, you wouldn't know what brand they were. And I've worn some of them with suitable T&A shirts with ease.

As a legacy brand, if you want the 501 vibe, why would you go to the original?
Pimps. You know shit about shit for SWD. If you did not pretend you are knowledgeable no one would give a shit in return. No one gives a fuck about what is popular in the Netherlands either and you have to be a silly cunt if you think
It does.

We actually had real Dutch members who knew how to dress. But they all seemed to go off on you so they were banned so you would not open PMs and posts intended for you alone that were full of men fucking men, because they knew you would open any post or PM in front of your family and children without worrying about content and then cry like a bitch when it happened. Apparently you are fit but you require Levi’s or RRL denim in sizes beyond the norm for raw denim which must mean you have a giant ass.
 
Pimps. You know shit about shit for SWD. If you did not pretend you are knowledgeable no one would give a shit in return. No one gives a fuck about what is popular in the Netherlands either and you have to be a silly cunt if you think
It does.

We actually had real Dutch members who knew how to dress. But they all seemed to go off on you so they were banned so you would not open PMs and posts intended for you alone that were full of men fucking men, because they knew you would open any post or PM in front of your family and children without worrying about content and then cry like a bitch when it happened. Apparently you are fit but you require Levi’s or RRL denim in sizes beyond the norm for raw denim which must mean you have a giant ass.
If you had any balls, which you clearly don't, you would have banned me rather then those who were sending me gay S&M, child porn and threatening my kids and me.

You're a big, big man, in a big, big town...but not at that time. You didn't support your chums then, did you? You cowardly sided with me.

Their Russian sponsor is on record, slagging them off as fakes. But I guess you remember that?

The real Dutch members of the forum as you so call them - by all means welcome them back. Why wouldn't you? Indeed.

Why not be daring, reclaim this forum as a cesspit so the rest of the menswear forums can look on in glee, horror and self-prophecy.
 
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lAnd you don't have to make it look mainstream, or suburban dad. You can layer it, go off the map with colour which you can easily do with RL and Lacoste polos, etc, etc.

Nah dude, if you are middle aged, the minute you go denim + lacoste/RL polo you are a suburban dad, and no amount of color, silhouette, legacy or cinch will save you. If you were hanging out with the retro crowd, someone might recognize a selvedge japanese denim on a california-made LVC, or a studio dartisan drop, but not in a Westfield in the Netherlands. Don’t kid yourself.

RRL is not mainstream over here, certainly not the western stuff.
Maybe not in Westfield, but they are for sure in Amsterdam and any other European Capital.

.As a legacy brand, if you want the 501 vibe, why would you go to the original?

I am not sure I understand your point. If what you want is the 501 “vibe”, go buy a 501! You spend more if you want quality denim (japanese or american), or a specific year/model, otherwise they are readily available used for 10 quid on ebay.
 
Nah dude, if you are middle aged, the minute you go denim + lacoste/RL polo you are a suburban dad, and no amount of color, silhouette, legacy or cinch will save you. If you were hanging out with the retro crowd, someone might recognize a selvedge japanese denim on a california-made LVC, or a studio dartisan drop, but not in a Westfield in the Netherlands. Don’t kid yourself.


Maybe not in Westfield, but they are for sure in Amsterdam and any other European Capital.



I am not sure I understand your point. If what you want is the 501 “vibe”, go buy a 501! You spend more if you want quality denim (japanese or american), or a specific year/model, otherwise they are readily available used for 10 quid on ebay.
This was a nice gentle, non-controversial sartorial topic about the universal polo shirt. It exists from many brands, some better than others, but pretty much similar, with subtle differences in cut, fit and quality, plus colour ranges throughout the rainbow into neon colours and beyond. I dig it, combined with chinos, sports/chore jackets and 501's.

Only Mr Moderator and you could turn it into a raw-denim-Japanese-niche-brand-wank-snobbery-fest.

Combined with let's bring back the ''real Dutch members'' which is a fucking joke considering the chap who made that statement, banned them in the first place.

So as the good song goes:

 
As far as 501s go, it’s a sad truth that modern Levi’s (including LVC) are less faithful reproductions of the originals than various Japanese brands.
 
Levis used to manufacture the actual denim in North Carolina and assemble elsewhere, but not sure that’s the case anymore
Not anymore but someone else I can't recall right now is trying to resurrect Cone Mills I have some 505s from there, damn nice denim
 
This was a nice gentle, non-controversial sartorial topic about the universal polo shirt. It exists from many brands, some better than others, but pretty much similar, with subtle differences in cut, fit and quality, plus colour ranges throughout the rainbow into neon colours and beyond. I dig it, combined with chinos, sports/chore jackets and 501's.

You miss the point, as usual.
No one is attacking the holy institution that the polo shirt represents.

The point I am trying to make is that combining the two most common pieces of modern suburban clothing, with two of the most mainstream brands out there, in the same form most suburban middle age white men will do, and in a context where everyone will wear the same and no one will even notice erudite details like a cinch back, will not make you stylish or differentiated, doesn’t matter how apple green your PRL polo is.

That’s it. Everything else is just you, par for the course.
 
God I love it when Thruth Thruth is pissed off
Just wait. I have spoken to one of the authors of the COVID paper that Dr. Pimps, virologist and public health expert shat on and completely missed the point with. Maybe I'll get around to posting a rebuttal.
 
If you had any balls, which you clearly don't, you would have banned me rather then those who were sending me gay S&M, child porn and threatening my kids and me.

You're a big, big man, in a big, big town...but not at that time. You didn't support your chums then, did you? You cowardly sided with me.

Their Russian sponsor is on record, slagging them off as fakes. But I guess you remember that?

The real Dutch members of the forum as you so call them - by all means welcome them back. Why wouldn't you? Indeed.

Why not be daring, reclaim this forum as a cesspit so the rest of the menswear forums can look on in glee, horror and self-prophecy.
My top 10 list in response.

1. It's not my forum, so I would not ban you out of respect for Grand Potentate Grand Potentate .
2. One does not get banned here for lack of reading comprehension and goalposts always in motion.
3. Yes, they sent you PM porn and maybe threats.
4. You posted one of their houses on a public forum.
5. Knowing who they actually are, they don't have a Russian sponsor, they do dress well, and you are clueless again.
6. Their ban was arrived at by consensus and for a variety of reasons.
7. They have an open invitation to return, and have on occasion.
8. We need you around so the rest of menswear forums can read your posts and look on in glee. horror and self-prophecy.
9. Sorry, can't follow your logic re: big, big, man, big, big town; post a music vid that captures your sentiments so I'll get it.
10. You still know shit about shit re: SWD, which was the point.
 

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